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If you consider yourself a makeup risk-taker, then now’s the perfect time to try a seriously bold lipstick shade. Yep—we’re here to talk to you about blue lipstick. Whether you want to wear a red, white, and blue look this summer at a festive holiday party or simply stand out from the crowd, we’re here to show you how to do it right. Below, find a blue lipstick look for every skin tone as well as tips for applying this dramatic hue to your pout. Once you’re ready to go, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Navy Spy—and show off your deep blue kisser!
Blue can be harsh if not done right, which is why it’s important to make sure the rest of your makeup complements your out-there lip color. Regardless of your skin tone, it’s a good idea to keep the rest of your face pretty neutral. Stick to foundation, a hint of eye shadow, a thin liner, and a coat of mascara. That way your lips can truly be the star and you won’t have to worry that you’ve veered into clown territory. Hey, you never know—blue lipstick just might become your new go-to!
Light skin tones: Keep things simple. Warm up your skin tone with a hint of bronzer on your cheeks. Then, draw a thin line of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party across your upper lash line and coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.
Olive skin tones: Go nude with the rest of your makeup. Dust shades from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude onto your lids, then line your lids with a slight flick upwards using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black. Finish with a sweep of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush.
Warm skin tones: Again, when it comes to wearing blue lipstick, simplicity is key as far as the rest of your makeup goes. Apply a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara and you’re good to go.
Medium skin tones: Paint your lids with a bronze eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe. Use your ring finger to gently dab the color on.
Dark skin tones: Good news, ladies: Rich jewel tones look absolutely stunning against your skin! Get a flawless base by using a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender in quick dabbing and rolling motions.
Since blue is such a striking shade, it can have the tendency to settle into lines and show any imperfections. But the right application technique can make all the difference!
Step 1: Exfoliate your lips. Use a lip scrub to help slough off dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin before you put that lipstick anywhere near your lips.
Step 2: Prime your pout. Apply a lip primer to help ensure you’re working with a smooth base. This will also help your lip look last longer. No lip primer? No problem! Just dab on a thin layer of foundation or concealer instead.
Step 3: Break out the lip liner. Line your lips with a clear lip liner so that you won’t draw outside the lines.
Step 4: Apply your lipstick. It’s go time! Outline your lips with the pointed applicator, then fill them in.
Step 5: Remove it all at the end of the day. We bet you don’t want to stand at your bathroom sink scrubbing for what feels like forever to get rid of your lipstick. Instead, use a no-rinse micellar water, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types to remove your makeup. Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your lips.